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White House Designates Minneapolis As A ‘Promise Zone’

The White House has named Minneapolis among a group of cities to receive more help in creating jobs and closing the achievement gap.

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Kentucky’s Rand Paul: ‘I Am Running For President’

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky entered the campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a declaration that he’s running for the White House to “return our country to the principles of liberty and limited government.”

04/07/2015

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Inspiring Fridley 5th Grader Attends White House Egg Roll

President Obama and the First Lady hosted the annual White House Easter Egg Roll Monday morning. The event draws tens of thousands of people to the White House South Lawn each year. Among the kids there was Fridley fifth-grader, Graham Trocke-Fowler.

04/06/2015

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4 Things To Know: Boston Bombing Trial, NCAA Final & More

Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for Monday, April 6.

04/06/2015

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Minnesota Museum Gets Washington Crossing Delaware Painting

One of two surviving versions of the painting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” has a new home at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona.

03/24/2015

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Anti-Terror Summit In D.C. Focuses On Curbing Recruiting

A White House Summit starts Wednesday on Countering Violent Extremism. Leaders from Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Boston will be included in the roundtable discussions.

02/18/2015

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Walz Will Visit White House For Signing Of Veterans Bill

Minnesota congressman Tim Walz will be at the White House on Thursday when President Barack Obama signs a bill aimed at reducing the suicide epidemic among military veterans. The bill is named for Clay Hunt, a 26-year-old Iraq and Afghanistan veteran from Texas who killed himself in 2011.

02/12/2015

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Walker Says He Sees Gaps In Potential 2016 GOP Field

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he sees gaps in the potential field of Republican presidential candidates in 2016.

01/28/2015

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Good Question: Where Can You Fly A Drone?

Early Monday morning, a drone crashed on the White House grounds. On Tuesday, we learned that a government worker has been operating the drone. He told investigators that he had been drinking before he lost control of the device. The incident raises questions about drone guidelines and regulations.

01/27/2015

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Good Question: How Often Do Hackers Get Caught?

The White House said Thursday it believes “a sophisticated actor” with “malicious intent” was behind the Sony hack. But a White House spokesman said it won’t blame North Korea. Over the past few years, there have been several high-profile cyber crimes against large companies, including Target and Home Depot, that have resulted in little, if no, consequences for the criminals.

12/18/2014

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Podcast Page: 12-3-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Reaction to the Twins bringing back Torii Hunter-click the link above to listen!

12/03/2014

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Podcast Page: 11-24-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A slippery Monday in CCO Land led to lots of weather, plus breaking news on Chuck Hagel, click the link above to listen back to highlights from Monday.

11/24/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-29-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Miss something from a busy HUMP DAY version of the Morning News? Stewart Mills and Amy Klobuchar interviews can be heard by clicking the link above for the PODCAST PAGE.

10/29/2014

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VP Biden Coming To Minnesota Next Week

The White House says Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Minnesota next week.

10/17/2014

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Dayton Confers With Federal Officials On Ebola

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s been in contact this week with federal government officials about his request that Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport be added to advance screening sites for Ebola.

10/16/2014

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How Did Douglas McCain Become A Terrorist?

New details are emerging about the 33-year-old former Minnesotan who died while fighting in Syria.

08/27/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

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Minnesota Farming Family Invited To White House

A Minnesota family will be special guests at the White House on Tuesday. The White House named Ryan and Tiffany Batalden, of Lamberton, two of the “champions of change” in America.

07/29/2014

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Obama Declares Disaster In Flooded Minn. Counties

President Obama has declared a disaster in eight Minnesota counties damaged by flooding, unleashing federal funds to help repair millions in damages. June and July storms hit more than 50 of the state’s 87 counties, costing Minnesota an estimated $55 million for flood response and repairs.

07/21/2014

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President Obama To Spend A Day With Minn. Woman

For one Minnesota woman, President Obama’s trip to Minnesota this week has extra-special significance. St. Anthony resident Rebekah Erler wrote a letter to the president last March. And to her surprise, he’s responding in person.

06/25/2014

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Obama To Spend Day With Minn. Woman Who Wrote Him Letter

When President Obama visits Minnesota this week, he plans to spend a day in the shoes of a St. Paul woman. In a new video posted online from the White House, the president says he was struck by a letter from a woman named Rebekah. In the letter, she writes about what she thinks needs changing, and her struggle to get ahead.

06/24/2014

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Obama Fetes Minnesota Lynx For WNBA Finals Win

President Barack Obama is praising the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx for setting a good example for his daughters and for girls across the country. Obama is honoring the team’s victory in the WNBA Finals in a White House ceremony. He says when young women play sports, they do better in school.

06/12/2014

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Obama To Honor WNBA Champion Lynx At White House

President Barack Obama will honor the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx at the White House next week. The Lynx swept through the playoffs last year on the way to their second title in three seasons.

06/06/2014

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MN Soldier Speaks Out Against Freed POW Bowe Bergdahl

A Minnesota man is questioning what he sees as a hero’s homecoming for a former prisoner of war. Bowe Bergdahl was released from Afghan captivity on Saturday in exchange for five terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Former Army Sergeant Josh Korder served with Bergdahl in Afghanistan.

06/02/2014

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Dot Harris Strives To Make Science Attractive To Student Athletes

Dot Harris is the director of the office of Economic Impact and Diversity for the Obama administration. She’s in Minneapolis to speak on behalf of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics eduation – and she’s trying to get students to think about entering the field of science.

05/23/2014

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